June E. Kohr Powers, 92, of Lancaster, formerly of York, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the home of her sister with whom she resided. Born in York on Dec. 16, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Ruth (Kunkel) Kohr. She was the wife of the late Clarence “Doc” Powers.
She was educated in a one-room school house in York and was a graduate of William Penn High School. June received her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Wilson College in Chambersburg. After leaving Wilson College, she decided to teach French at Moravian Seminary for girls for several years and then traveled to France for a year where she took classes at the Sorbonne. When she came home, she decided she would like to work with young children. She lovingly taught second grade in East Goshen, Pa., and York school district for 38 years.
Later in life she met and married her next-door neighbor, “Doc” Powers, who had been her principal in York.
June was a member of the York Retired Teacher’s organization, PASR, YCPASR and the Delta Kappa Gamma club.
She is survived by her sisters, Faye Kohr Gemmill, Diane Kohr Schaeffer (Dale), and Judy Kohr Kowalski (Mike); two brothers, James Kohr (Nancy), and Randolph Kohr (Gwyn); nephews, Craig Gemmill, Doug Kohr (Eva), Mark Kohr (Sandy), Sheldon Kohr (Lisa), and Brent Kohr (Lisa); nieces, Vicky Gemmill Jenkins wife of the late Tom Jenkins, Heather Jenkins Kroeck wife of Jeremy, Jessica Jenkins Molinero wife of John, Linda Quigley, and JoAnn Zarembla (Tom); beloved great-nieces and great-nephews, Jordan Kroeck, Derek Kroeck, Naya Molinero, Kai Molinero, Soren Molinero, and Trey Molinero; and also surviving is a sister-in-law Christine Davidson Kohr, and many more great-nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Ronald, Jeffrey, Bradley, Dwight, and Spurgeon Kohr; her sister Janet Egnatovich; and nephew Larry Kohr.
Funeral services for June will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Road, Lancaster, Pa. Interment will take place in Greenmount Cemetery, York, Pa. Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church on Saturday.
Flowers will be received, or if desired contributions in June’s memory may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church at the above address.
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